After conquering the world of Saturday Night Live, funny man Andy Samberg played his biggest role yet when he addressed Harvard’s class of 2012 on Class Day last week. I know what you must be thinking. This is a joke, right? Well, think again! In fact, the actor and comedian delivered his speech with confidence, honor, and as expected, humor.
Samberg pointed out that his qualifications did not meet the criteria of his part predecessors. “There’s a history of incredible Class day Speakers here at Harvard. Nobel Prize Mother Theresa, former US president Bill Clinton, and now me, the fake-wrap wiener socks guy,” said Samberg.
The comedian also referenced Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates who attended Harvard but later dropped to start their successful businesses. ” Harvard has many famous alumni. Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. Just a few ex-students who started their successful businesses after dropping out. Which means that if you’re in this crowd today, and graduating, you’re destined to be a massive failure. Sorry, those are just the facts,” he said.
The comedian also put his two cents by insulting Yale University, but not before giving life advice for the graduate students. Check out the speech for yourself!
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